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June 6, 2012

The Argument for Sun Screen


A 69-year-old man presented with a 25-year history of gradual, asymptomatic thickening and wrinkling of the skin on the left side of his face....
The patient reported that he had driven a delivery truck for 28 years. Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays transmit through window glass, penetrating the epidermis and upper layers of dermis. -- Unilateral Dermatoheliosis — NEJM

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The Argument for Sun Screen wide brim hats.


Posted by: BillH at June 6, 2012 2:20 PM

And you still need some sun to make Vitamin D. What you say? Supplements? Too much can cause kidney stones.

Posted by: leelu at June 6, 2012 4:24 PM

He should have driven 3 months here and three months in the UK. That would even out both sides.

Posted by: Peccable at June 6, 2012 4:55 PM

Peccable - Unfortunately, I disagree with you. We don't have much acquaintance with that big yellow ball in the sky. :) Australia might work, though.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at June 6, 2012 11:38 PM

Okay, so millions of men have driven trucks for years and years. And now one guy is supposed to show what could happen? There's something else at play here...but I don't know what.

Posted by: Gary at June 7, 2012 9:28 AM

Gary: Millions of men wear hats while driving south in the AM or north in the PM; it's often a cowboy hat. (Subject to correction by the real article, i.e. an over-the-road type.)

Posted by: BillH at June 7, 2012 10:00 AM

The nose is fake, but that's real leather...

Posted by: CHeezy at June 8, 2012 6:32 AM

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